Question Box is Open Mind's initiative that helps people find answers to everyday questions like health, agriculture, business, education and entertainment. It provides easy access to information in hard-to-reach areas and breaks through technology, language and literacy barriers. We do this through:- Live telephone hotlines connected to live operators- SMS (Text Messaging)- Mobile and solar technologies that operate off the grid- Open Question - a simple software to start your own Question Box project
We also partner with different organizations and provide training on how they can use Question Box for their projects.
Question Box is currently live near Pune, India with new projects coming up in Uganda and India. Recent pilot studies were conducted successfully in Bushneyi and Mbale districts of Uganda and Noida, India. We are also helping several organizations start their own Question Box-inspired services. We would love to help your group also.
Question Box is a project by Open Mind. Open Mind’s mission is to break down the barriers of poverty by connecting hard-to-reach people with information they need or want to know. We believe that designing from the end-user outward leads to sustainable, successful, and appreciated development initiatives. We believe in flexible, practical solutions that build on simple, accessible methods and technology.
Open Mind espouses a “One Step” design philosophy – any solution must require the person to take no more than one step from what they already know. It makes the solutions more relevant and provides immediate benefit in a person’s life.
Publicly available: no
Countries where available: Uganda, India; please contact Open Mind for details
Price (USD): Please contact Open Mind for details
If you are aware of any updates to the Question Box project please complete the form or send an email to [email protected]